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The shock of free trade

Free trade has brought great benefits, but its advocates have failed to acknowledge how long the impact on local jobs and communities can last

By Martin Sandbu   July 2016

An abandoned car plant in Detroit: "by the end of 2008, one-third of all the jobs in US manufacturing at the peak had gone, the bulk of them in less than a decade" ©Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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